In 1950 Leland1 reported a case of infection of the palm with Cladosporium wernecki which apparently was contracted in the region of Tallahassee, Fla. Ritchie and Pinkerton2 recorded a second case originating in the United States in 1955. This patient had never been away from Galveston, Texas. The next report of indigenous cases to appear was that of Spiller et al.,3 which concerned 3 patients with tinea nigra palmaris also apparently originating in Texas. In 1958 Smith et al.4 contributed the histories of 2 more patients afflicted with this mycotic infection. These infections also apparently were contracted in Florida.
Thus it appears that the cases of tinea nigra palmaris originating in the United States and committed to the literature are 7—all from Florida or Texas.
Report of a Case
An 18-year-old white girl, a student, was first seen on July 18, 1960. She was in excellent
HITCH JM. Tinea Nigra Palmaris: Report of a Case Originating in North Carolina. Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(2):318–320. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580140142021
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